John Maxwell Biography, Wife and Books

John Maxwell Biography

John Calvin Maxwell popularly known as John Maxwell, is an American author, speaker, and pastor. He was born in 1947 in Garden City, MI.

He completed a bachelor’s degree at Ohio Christian University in 1969, a Master of Divinity degree at Azusa Pacific University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree at Fuller Theological Seminary.

He is the founder of INJOY, Maximum Impact, The John Maxwell Team, ISS and EQUIP. EQUIP is an international leadership development organization working to help leaders, involved with leaders from more than 80 nations. Its mission is “to see effective Christian leaders fulfill the Great Commission in every nation”.

Maxwell speaks annually to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, he was one of 25 authors named to’s 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Three of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, have each sold over a million copies.

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He resides in South Florida with his wife, Margaret.

John Maxwell Books

  • Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn
  • The 5 Levels of Leadership
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do
  • Put Your Dream to the Test
  • Leadership Gold: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Leading
  • Encouragement Changes Everything
  • 21 Laws of Leadership
  • The Complete 101 Collection
  • Talent Is Never Enough
  • The Difference Maker
  • Dare to Dream
  • The 360° Leader
  • Life@Work
  • 25 Ways to Win with People
  • The Choice Is Yours
  • Winning With People
  • The Preacher’s Commentary-Deuteronomy
  • Today Matters
  • The Journey From Success to Significance
  • Relationships 101
  • Equipping 101
  • There’s No Such Thing as “Business” Ethics
  • Leadership Promises for Every Day
  • Thinking For a Change
  • Attitude 101
  • Running With the Giants
  • Leadership 101
  • The Maxwell Leadership Bible
  • Your Road Map for Success
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
  • The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player
  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
  • Leading from the Lockers
  • The Desert Experience
  • The Right to Lead
  • The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day
  • Success, One Day at a Time
  • Failing Forward–Turning Your Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success
  • The Treasure of a Friend
  • The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
  • The Power of Partnership
  • Destiny & Deliverance
  • The Heart of Christmas
  • Becoming a Person of Influence
  • Your Bridge to a Better Future
  • Breakthrough Parenting Focus on the Family
  • Living at the Next Level
  • Partners in Prayer
  • The Power of Thinking Big
  • The Power of Influence
  • Developing the Leaders Around You
  • Your Family Time with God
  • The Power of Attitude
  • The Power of Leadership
  • The Time Crunch (contributor)
  • Developing the Leader Within You
  • The Winning Attitude
  • Be a People Person
  • Be All You Can Be
  • Tough Questions, Honest Answers
  • Think on These Things
  • Make Today Count
  • How Successful People Think
  • Failing Forward

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